Ten years, €700m: the cost of taking private doctors out of public hospitals

Ten years, €700m: the cost of taking private doctors out of public hospitals

It has also emphasised the extra annual funding of €700 million that will be required by the HSE to compensate public hospitals for the loss of income from private work

A new report for the government has revealed that it will take ten years to remove private consultants from the public hospital system.

It has also emphasised the extra annual funding of €700 million that will be required by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to compensate public hospitals for the loss of income from private work.

The report pointed out that the public/private contracts of thousands of hospital consultants around the country will have to be...

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